Not Anup or Manjeet, this player is Srikant’s role model
Speaking on the occasion, Srikant said,
“I consider former India captain, Arjuna Award winner Pankaj Shirsat, as my role model. I started playing kabaddi after watching him play. Pankaj is also from Ahmednagar district. He is currently working as a DYSP in Mumbai.”
Pankaj Shirsat has represented India seven times. Under his leadership, India had won the 2007 Kabaddi World Cup.
Later on, Srikanth played in the national tournament from Maharashtra and Vidarbha.